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As much as I love Brendan Ryan's love for the game and his great defense, his offense is also becoming a liability. He is batting .200, and though we saw last year that he is capable of getting hot, the chances of him becoming a key player isn't very likely. Especially with the top of the lineup being pretty much set for the time being.
Ryan's backup of course is, Munenori Kawaski. As much as I was rooting for him to become a surprise breakout player, it looks like he's going to be about as good as scouts were saying when he decided to come to the United States for baseball. He is fun to watch, but unfortunately that alone can't win ball games.
So with the lack of production at shortstop, why not move Kyle Seager over from third?
He has clearly earned his spot in the everyday lineup has he has been one of the few consistent players the team has had thus far. With a slight background playing short, I think this a move worth a shot. He played ten games last years at the Major League level, and played 41 games there in his two and a half years in the Minors. His glove isn't the best, but if it's good enough to be inserted in there right now, it'll be good enough if moved.
Besides, offense is the main goal here.
And that's why Alex Liddi needs to get his shot. He hasn't really got much playing time this season due to his youth and the depth in front of him at third, but now that the offense has shown that it's not moving out of neutral it's time for the kid to get his shot. He hit 30 homeruns in AAA last season, and though that doesn't always translate, why would you not give him the chance to get out there everyday, get in a rhythm and see what happens.
We saw what happened to Carp last season when he finally got in the everyday lineup and Liddi was much more highly regarded coming up.
It might not work, but it is definitely worth the shot. Besides, having a young player sit on the bench is not helping his development whatsoever.